About 70 per cent of construction works has been completed to the underground Israeli barrier along the east of the Gaza Strip, Israeli TV Channel 12 revealed on Monday.
The Israeli TV Channel 12 said that 1,400 Israeli and foreign workers had completed 43 of the 60 kilometres of the underground barrier.
The barrier consists of two parts; one above ground – which is six metres high – and one underground, whose depth is kept as a secret.
Labourers are working 24 hours a day, six days a week to complete the barrier.
Since the construction started, Channel 12 reported, the Israeli occupation army claimed it had discovered 17 cross-border tunnels allegedly dug by Palestinians.
Reporting a senior Israeli military official, Channel 12 said that after the barrier is completed, infiltration or penetration of Israeli would be an “impossible mission”.
In June 2018, Channel 10 reported that the Israeli occupation army told the government that it would not be dragged into a war with Gaza before the barrier is complete.
Once the barrier is done, Gaza will be under sea, air, ground and underground Israeli blockade. Gaza will be under strict sea, air and ground Israeli blockade for 13 years.
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